Uzbek Senate announces amnesty

Uzbek Senate announces amnesty

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct. 12

By Demir Azizov- Trend:

The upper house of the Uzbek parliament, the Senate, adopted a resolution on amnesty in connection with the 24th anniversary of the constitution of Uzbekistan at a plenary session Oct. 12, Trend’s correspondent reported from the session.

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Legislation, Judicial and Legal Affairs of Uzbekistan Tolibjon Madumarov submitted the draft resolution on amnesty and the order of application of the amnesty act to senators.

It was reported that the issue of amnesty was submitted to the upper house of the Uzbek parliament by acting President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

The amnesty will apply to the individuals who committed the crimes posing no threat for the society, by negligence, as well as first-time offenders. In particular, the sentenced women, the individuals who committed the crimes being under 18 years old, men who have reached the age of 60, as well as foreign citizens are planned to be released.

The upper house of the parliament determined the individuals, not to be affected by the regulations of the amnesty act. According to the Senate decision, those sentenced to life imprisonment, those who committed premeditated murders and heinous crimes and those who took part in the activities of banned organizations will not be pardoned.

The Amnesty Act should be implemented within three months from the date of its adoption by the Senate.

The Senate was entitled to make decisions concerning amnesty in 2005 upon the president's decision in Uzbekistan. Earlier, this right exclusively belonged to the president of the republic.

For the first time the Senate of Uzbekistan adopted a resolution on amnesty in 2005 in connection with the 13thanniversary of the adoption of the Constitution.

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